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Are questions about getting emacs-like behavior in other things on topic?

This is probably a slippery slope, since there are questions of this form which are clearly off topic ("I really like package X in emacs. How do I get that in Sublime?"). But I'm wondering if ...
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Emacs questions from Stack Overflow or Super User

What is the policy for questions that are already asked on Stack Overflow, Super User, or something similar? I've got a few questions over there that are unanswered (and some answered but I'm not ...
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Not yet ready for public beta [closed]

Last week, I mentioned: This private beta needs to demonstrate that a dedicated site opens the door for questions that can't survive on our flagship site. In order to evaluate the site on those ...
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Welcome to your Emacs site!

You might remember my post last week which confused and troubled a lot of you. I wasn't clear enough then, so I hope you'll let me try again: We love Emacs and we love empowering people to build Q&...
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Adding `language: lang-el` to code blocks is not adding syntax highlighting for elisp

Per What is syntax highlighting and how does it work?, it would appear that adding <!-- language: lang-el --> prior to code blocks in Emacs should enable syntax highlighting. Unfortunately it ...
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Would we prefer [dotemacs], [.emacs], [init.el] or [init-file]?

Obviously, we only need a single tag referring to the init file. Currently, there are several questions using dotemacs (which is a fine name), and one using init (which is less fine, but it might be ...
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Community Site Design Ideas — Input Needed!

My name is Joshua, and I'm a Senior Product Designer at Stack Overflow. And, congrats, I will be working on your community's site design. Huzzah! Okay now for the questions. As I begin the design, I'...
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2018 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

Since the last election, the Community Team's noticed that the bulk of the flag handling's been mostly done by two moderators. We have systems in place to remove inactive moderators, but since we ...
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Congratulations! Emacs is graduating!

It's a big day. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Emacs met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the Community Team determined that you'...
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Should we use the <kbd> tag or not?

NOTE: Before commenting here, please see May we settle on using backticks for key descriptions? When describing key bindings, should it be preferable to use C-x instead of C-x? That is, use the <...
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Big list question on writing mail with emacs

This question came to me after reading this question and its comments. EDIT: The question is now posted. In my opinion, setting emacs up to read and/or write mail is hard. And given how many ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Status check after one year in beta

Emacs.SE has now been in Beta for one full year (birthday cake)! For users: what outstanding issues (long-running, or recently-arising) are there that we could do to improve? For the powers that ...
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State of the Beta

TL;DR: we're doing pretty well, but there's more to do This is a "state of the beta" post. It's purpose is to provide an update of where we stand and, ultimately, to solicit ideas on what else we ...
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Will we be promoted from “public beta” to “full site”?

As of 2014-10-21, according to the Area51 page for emacs.SE, we are somewhere between "good/healthy" and "needs work" for four out of five metrics listed there. Does this fact require attention? Are ...
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Tune syntax highlighting based on a per-site content-based rule

Stack Exchange's syntax highlighting engine (which is based on Google Prettify) has some heuristics to choose between programming languages when highlighting a block of code. That doesn't work so well ...
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Do we want copy-paste, or kill-yank?

Surprisingly, we have 5 copy-paste questions, and only 3 yank questions (no kill though). We should consolidate them. Which version do we prefer? copy-paste or kill-yank? copy-yank? copy-kill-yank? ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Tags on Emacs.SE seem less useful than they could be

I originally wrote this as a comment on the State of the Beta question, but decided to move it into its own thread once it got pretty long and detailed. I have what I think is a problem, with no ...
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Questions where Emacs is only incidental

Is magit: how to set default username? on-topic? It's about Git. The problem is with Git usage, and solved through a Git setting. The fact that the user accesses Git via Magit is anecdotal; all the ...
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Should tags be named after the item or the corresponding emacs mode related to the item?

Should a tag be named after a concept or the related emacs mode corresponding to that concept. Specifically, I'm asking about programming languages, but this probably applies to other tags as well. We ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Is the [init] tag useful?

Currently, the init tag has two usages. One question is specifically about --debug-init and is also tagged with init-file. The other question is asking about events that happen at startup. This seems ...
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Who should our moderators be? [duplicate]

This site has been in public beta for a week, and it'll soon be time for us to get moderators. During the beta period, moderators are selected by Stack Exchange staff (there will be elections once the ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Emacs Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what will ...
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Emacs Site Design (With an updated logo and colors!)

UPDATE: MAY 19, 2016 Thank you to everyone who took the time to review and provide feedback. Based on the comments and posts below, here are the changes that are being made to the design: Logo ...
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When should the tag 'elisp be used?

When should the elisp tag be used? In your answers, please provide: A description of when the tag should be used and when it shouldn't be used. Some actual examples of questions where the tag should ...
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May we settle on using backticks for key descriptions?

EDIT I have now accepted the answer at the, other question. When rejecting edits which go the wrong way, link to that question. Overall, I have no plans of editing questions/answers to change the ...
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How should we name our chat room?

The name of our chat room is currently just "Emacs". How should we name it?
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How does one properly give a higher score to interesting/funny questions?

I'm as serious as the next guy, when I have to be, and regrettably, Emacs.stackexchange.com is not a humour site. Unfortunately, the more seriously I must regard myself, the less serious, sometimes, ...
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Unicorns are eating Emacs' daisies [closed]

I was pleased, one morning, to read THIS: Welcome to Emacs Stack Exchange “The human race has only one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. The moment it arises, all our hardnesses yield, ...
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We need more upvotes!

Quite frankly, I think that this site lacks some upvoting habit. (For the record, looking for a duplicate on meta, I found this post from january, whose comments suggested starting a thread for this ...
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About packages (in particular AUCTeX or ESS)

Are all questions about Emacs packages suitable for this page? What about packages as, for example, AUCTeX or ESS? On TeX.SE we already see several questions related to AUCTeX. Are such questions ...
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Winter Bash 2014: the “Yays” have it!

I received an email today from a Stack Exchange Community Manager: As another year draws to a close, we wanted to do something fun and lighthearted with our communities, as a way of celebrating the ...
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Should a minimal effort to find the answer be required for a question?

See this exchange in the comments, about closing the question. I would like to see, as a possible reason to close a question, a judgment as to whether the OP made a minimal effort to find the answer. ...
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Why haven't you nominated yourself to be moderator yet?

We need candidates! Hey team. We have a moderator election starting on Monday, October 1. As of Sunday, September 30, we have 0 (that's zero) candidates. Get with it and nominate yourself. ...
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Cannot close as duplicate questions that were posed on StackOverflow?

Consider this question. I went to close it as a duplicate of these two [emacs]-tagged questions on StackOverflow: https://stackoverflow.com/q/14764130/729907 https://stackoverflow.com/q/22479140/...
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Do we take questions on “helper” programs?

We're an Emacs Q&A site, but there's a grey area (to me, at least) about questions on external programs that are closely related to our use of Emacs, but which are not actually Emacs. In effect, ...
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Great Answers, Wrong Question

I've written a question: How do I benchmark Emacs performance? What I wanted to know (and clearly I worded it poorly) was whether there were any existing benchmarks of the performance of Emacs itself....
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What should we do with the development tag?

Currently development is used for questions about the development of emacs, questions about using emacs for development (which may be a meta tag, along with programming), and setting up a development ...
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Are questions about configuring an Operating System to work better specifically with Emacs on-topic?

Specifically, this question: Keycode for Shift + Return on OS X iterm2 The user wants to configure OSX (which would normally be off-topic), but that configuration is specifically for Emacs. In this ...
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Are questions about package recommendations on topic?

Are questions asking for packages recommendations on topic? For example: What's the best package for reading email in Emacs for a GMail user?
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Site description has an extra “for” and missing capital letter

Very minor, but still: The site description: For for those using, extending or developing emacs Has several problems: There's an extra "for" at the beginning, of course. "Emacs" should be ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Scratch the chatroom name, change it to Emacs Chat

Problem: chat is empty The main chat for the site frequently freezes due to infrequent usage. I want more people to use it. But I think the name is the source of the problem. Looking the room up ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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How much background research before posting a question?

Q: how much background research should we expect users to conduct before posting a question? So far, most of the questions asked on Emacs.SE have been remarkably good. Every once in a while we get ...
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Tag for certain kinds of visual interface customization

I'm wondering how to tag How do I display line numbers in emacs (not in the mode line)? It was originally tagged customization, but that's a really bad tag name. It can easily be confused with Emacs'...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

emacs is scheduled for an election starting next week, September 24th, for 1 slot (based off of the community interest check). In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for ...

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